Dosage: Too Much…Or Too Little?

Underdosing or overdosing on a medication depends as much on you as it does on the person prescribing or preparing the drug.

The old adage, "Pop two aspirin and call me in the morning," may sound like good advice, but how well any drug actually works depends on you. Your health, your age, even your gender have a profound impact on the effectiveness and safety of many medications. A new brand of science called pharmacogenomics has revealed many variations in how patients respond to drugs. Scientists working in the field are now researching ways to better match drug…
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